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Posted: Friday, October 12, 2012 - 06:57
On Friday, September 28, UPEI hosted a Prince of Wales College (PWC) memorabilia showcase. PWC alumni and friends gathered together in UPEI's Robertson Library to display and donate their memorabilia to the University Archives & Special Collections unit. As an added bonus, graduates of PWC reconnected over conversation and refreshments, taking a nostalgic walk down memory lane. One...
Posted: Friday, October 12, 2012 - 05:41
UPEI's second-year engineering design class students will be demonstrating their 'Rube Goldberg' machines on Friday, October 12, from 3-5 pm in McMillan Hall. These contraptions are deliberately over-engineered or overdone machines that perform a very simple task in a very complex fashion, usually including a chain reaction. The student devices are extremely complex,...
Posted: Thursday, October 11, 2012 - 12:41
The UPEI men's hockey team begins their regular season on Friday, October 12, when they host rival Université de Moncton at 7:00 pm at MacLauchlan Arena. Members of the AUS championship winning UPEI women's hockey team will be on hand to drop the ceremonial puck at 6:55 pm. Although the Panthers have lost AUS all-star forwards Jared Gomes and Matt Carter who graduated...
Posted: Thursday, October 11, 2012 - 05:30
The annual Sport Legacy Dinner to honour Academic All-Canadians from the last varsity season and to celebrate named award winners takes place on Thursday, October 11, in the W.A. Murphy Student Centre's McMillan Hall, with a reception at 6:30 pm and dinner to follow at 7:00 pm. The UPEI Hall of Fame induction will also take place during this year's annual celebration. The UPEI Sports Hall...
Posted: Thursday, October 11, 2012 - 05:01
The Mickey Place Memorial Basketball Tournament presented by Rodd Hotels & Resorts begins on Friday, October 12 with eight basketball teams from across Canada competing in the annual three-day event. UPEI men's basketball team will tip-off against the University of Regina, Ryerson University, and Saint Mary's University, while the women's team will take on the University of...
Posted: Tuesday, October 9, 2012 - 06:07
Dr. Jan Pechenik, professor at Massachusetts's Tufts University and author of 'A Short Guide to Writing About Biology' was on campus last week to deliver two writing workshops to science faculty and graduate students. On Thursday, October 4, Dr. Pechenik spoke with science professors about how to teach through writing, and shared tips on how to incorporate writing into courses...
Posted: Thursday, October 4, 2012 - 05:19
The University of Prince Edward Island invites high school science students on PEI to a day of discovery for the 2012 Gairdner Student Lecture. The lecture is Wednesday, October 17 at 10:30 am in the W.A. Murphy Student Centre's McMillan Hall. After the lecture, students are invited to take a guided tour of campus with a special focus on the Faculty of Science and the Atlantic...
Posted: Tuesday, October 2, 2012 - 05:37
A research project examining the ecology and behaviour of urban red foxes on Prince Edward Island is seeking the help of the public through a new website, launched today. The public can report sightings of red foxes at upei.ca/redfox, which will track the distribution, abundance, movement, and habitat of the animals. 'Tracking animal movements and distribution, especially for a large animal...
Posted: Monday, October 1, 2012 - 10:48
The University of Prince Edward Island honoured three individuals last week who have contributed to the University in an exceptional way. Over 100 people attended the 13th annual Recognition of Founders ceremony to show their respect and appreciation and to honour UPEI's rich heritage and traditions. The 2012 founders are Ms. Heather Love, Mr. Don MacCormac, and Dr. Lawrence (Larry)...
Posted: Monday, October 1, 2012 - 05:37
On Monday, October 1 and Tuesday, October 2, the 33rd annual Deans' Honours and Awards Evening, sponsored annually by the deans of all faculties and schools will recognize student academic merit. Tonight, the University will honour students in the faculties of arts and education and the school of business. Tomorrow night, the faculty of science and school of nursing students will be...

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